Foundation Courses 101
HL = Home learning . We will be counting each week’s HL for graduation
HL 1 – Watch Searching for Bobby Fischer Final Game
HL 2 – Watch How to setup board?
HL 3 -Watch How to setup Chess pieces?
HL 4- Finish 1-2 pages in Word Finder and note the time it took to finish it
HL – 5
How to use the King
HL – 6
How King captures and moves
HL – 7
Work with your kid on
HL – 8
Word Puzzle 1-2 Pages .Note the time it takes .
Starting this week Kids have to setup HL9-HL11 in a physical board and learn – not just watch. Your kid will need a proper tournament chess board.
HL – 9 Learn how Preschoolers and Pawns are similar at https://www.chesskid.com/article/view/preschool-pawns
HL – 11 Continue to learn about Pawns from ChessKid at
HL – 12 Word Puzzle 1-2 Pages .Note the time it takes .
HL – 13 Watch
HL – 14 Learn
HL – 15 Watch One more video about Bishops
Getting bored – Do this for Extra credit –
HL – 16 Word Puzzle 1-2 Pages .Note the time it takes .
HL-17 – How does the Knight Move?
HL-18 – Get Fascinated one more time by watching video about Knight
HL-19 Play monster chess and gobble up by choosing a Knight at
Make sure you do all 4 questions
HL -20 Word Puzzle 1-2 Pages .Note the time it takes .
HL 21 – Learn about Rook movement at . Pay attention to how it captures.
HL 22 – Visit chesskid – https://www.chesskid.com/learn-how-to-play-chess.html and review all pieces covered so far – Knight, King, Pawn, Bishop and Rook. we haven’t covered Queen Yet. We want kids to learn to play without Queen!.
HL 23 – Have fun- Play monster chess and gobble up by choosing a Rook at
HL -24 Word Puzzle 1-2 Pages .Note the time it takes .
HL -25 Train your kids chess board vision using https://www.chesskid.com/vision
HL -26 – Watch Bill Gates Vs Magnus Carlsen and find out how many moves and how much time it took to checkmate
HL 27- Deep Blue IBM computer was able to beat Kasparov. How ?
HL 28 – Can you play blindfold chess? Can you play Simul chess? Susan Polgar and her sister Judith Polgar both can!. watch this video.
HL 29 – Revise Queen movement at
HL 30 – Watch and learn about how Queen moves and captures
HL 31 – Can you draw chess pieces? – Try …by watching this video
HL 32 – Mother of all pieces – Queen – Practice piece capture movement at
Kids will learn about the following Ideas
A Brief History Of The Game, Basic Terminology, and Score keeping (Algebraic Notation)
Setting Up the Board and Learning the Value Of the Chessmen
Meet the Players
Introducing the Rook, Bishop, and Queen
Introducing the King, Knight, and Pawn
The Goal of Chess—Check and Checkmate
Part 1: Check, and How to Escape Check
Part 2: Checkmate, and Introduction to Stalemate
Basic Checkmates—King and Queen versus Lone King
Basic Checkmates—“Rook Roller” (Two Rooks versus a Lone King)
Stalemate (No Legal Moves) Explained
Learn to Castle
Capturing Pawns “In Passing” – En Passant